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Abnormality AFP and other marker findings can indicate whether further testing is required. An ultrasound is usually performed to validate the pregnancy's dates and check for abnormalities in the fetal spine and other body organs. For a precise diagnosis, amniocentesis may be performed.
Folate is essential for fetal brain health. Folic acid is a vitamin usually present in various foods and multivitamin supplements. Folic acid is necessary for women planning a pregnancy because it can help avoid congenital disabilities.
Due to the change in the hormone level in pregnant women and the growing fetus, women exhibit these symptoms. Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding diet, exercise, and fetal movement.
The fundal height is a fetal growth indicator. Your doctor can prescribe an ultrasound to check the baby and amniotic fluid if your fundal size does not develop or grows slower or faster than predicted.
Pregnant women should also drink lots of water. Doctors recommend avoiding caffeine and sugary beverages. Women are recommended to take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, iron, and other vitamins and minerals as prescribed by their doctors.
If a mother got two TT doses during her previous pregnancy and became pregnant again within three years, only one TT dose is prescribed, called a booster dose.
Scale: If you score three or lower out of eight, you need to work hard to improve your knowledge. If you score 3-5 correct answers, you are almost there, but you need to brush up on your knowledge. If you score 5-7 correct answers, well done! You are all prepared for the second trimester and lovely motherhood!
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